Hanoi evacuates residents from Covid-19 cluster

By Vo Hai   September 1, 2021 | 04:00 am PT
Hanoi evacuates residents from Covid-19 cluster
Residents of at alleys 328 and 330 of Nguyen Trai Road wait to be taken to an isolated area on September 1, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Hai
Hanoi will start moving 1,200 residents from its biggest Covid-19 cluster to an isolated facility on the outskirts from Wednesday evening, officials said.

The city will move residents in alleys 328 and 330 of Nguyen Trai Road in Thanh Xuan District to FPT University, 33 kilometers to the west.

As the two alleys have old buildings with high population density, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had ordered the evacuation Tuesday.

Residents have been asked to prepare for the evacuation in letters sent by the Thanh Xuan District administration.

Thanh Xuan Trung Ward, where the alleys are located, has increased the number of officials at checkpoints by 50 and established mobile medical stations to assist Covid-19 patients.

Over 1,300 people reside in the two alleys where 379 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed since Aug. 23. Officials have said that the number of infections is expected to rise.

Hanoi has recorded 3,564 Covid-19 cases in the fourth Covid-19 wave starting April 27, including 51 confirmed Wednesday.

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